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Does Smoking Cigarettes Make You Have To Urinate More Often
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
I quit smoking cigarettes today and I have a cotine test on Friday. I'm not sure if it's urine or saliva. Do you think I will pass?
Cotinine testing: Cotinine testing is usually done on blood but can also be done on urine and saliva. The level of cotinine depends on the amount of nicotine consumed, and the rate metabolised (this varies from person to person). It can take more than 2 weeks after stopping smoking for blood levels to drop to normal and several weeks more for urine levels to drop. ...Read more
Very Variable: If you quit smoking, your tissues can quickly recover from the damage especially if you have been eating foods with lots of antioxidants like red, orange, yellow fruits and same color plus green leafy vegetables...So the cancer cells may not develop at all unless you have a strong family history of cancer and your immunity has been severely compromised. ...Read more
I stopped smoking cigarettes about 2-3 weeks ago, I did a urine drug test with Quest Diagnostics will my urine test positive for nicotine/ cotinine?
I have been smoking cigarettes for 4 days now 3 a day how long it take to get out of my system for urine test for a job my doctor said 2 weeks?
Doc is correct: A great decision to smoke. Why would you start this incredibly unhealthy practice in the first place? You doc is correct. ...Read more
I quit smoking cigarettes 26 days ago will I pass a nicotine test in urine and swabbing of my mouth?
No nicotine: If you did not take any nicotine, either by smoking, chewing, gum or patches, you should pass the test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Yes it can: Yes it can 1 can age your appearance 2affect your skin in form of wrinkles 3it uses up vitc that is needed for healthy skin. 4lines, wrinkles, sunken cheeks and somewhat pigmented appearance 5discoloration of teeth&causes gum disease and may cause loss of teeth and affect your smile and appearance and breath 6discoloration of nails by smoking 7odor of smoke on the clothes and breath 8copd effects. ...Read more
Good question: But what is the point of using any mood-altering drug. Altering mood, obviously. People initiate smoking because its "cool, " hip and with-it, and sometimes to be oppositional to parents and fit in with the crowed. However, people keep smoking because they are addicted to nicotine, which is both a CNS stimulant and a muscle relaxant and helps concentration. Withdrawal causes irritability etc. ...Read more
Depends on…: How many packs a day you smoke, whether they're filtered/unfiltered, how deeply you inhale, whether u smoke every day, what other smoke exposure u have. Cigarette smoke almost immediately paralyzes the tiny hair cells lining respiratory tract that sweep mucus, etc out of lungs. Smoking inflames lung tubes & air sacs. Stopping now is best thing u can do for yourself b4 u have emphysema/chronic bron. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking: The exact mechanism is hard to say. If you don't know already there are hundreds of toxic substances in cigarettes. Nicotine as well as others of these alter neurotransmitters or the chemical and electrical activity in your brain . The bottom line is your brain is telling you to stop smoking, not a good idea. Please do so by whatever means possible. ...Read more
Has it occurred to: you to stop smoking? Nicotine can produce a lot of nausea, and if you have increased your smoking - either the number of cigarettes, or smoking higher nicotine cigarettes or inhaling more deeply or smoking down to the butt - you may be nicotine loading and getting nausea from it. Your body is giving you a message - listen to it! Get help with a smoking cessation program and quit. ...Read more
Withdrawals: You would most likely have withdrawal symptoms like achiness, irritability and trouble sleeping. This is what is referred to as "cold turkey" and it can vary tremendously in patients from how much they smoke before quitting and their own sensitivity. You might want to consider having your doctor prescribe a medicine like Chantix or wellbutrin (bupropion) to help or use a nicotine sustitute to help. ...Read more
Serious consequence: Smoking causes more than four in five cases of lung cancer. Lung cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of all cancers. Tobacco smoke contains more than 70 different cancer-causing substances. When you inhale smoke, these chemicals enter your lungs and spread around the rest of your body. Scientists have shown that these chemicals can damage dna and change important genes. ...Read more
Multiple helps: You can see your primary care doctor for help with this -- and s/he will be glad for you to stop this health risk! there are nicotine patches, gums, and medications to help you get through nicotine withdrawal. Hypnosis can also help in many people. Stopping cigarettes is challenging, but is definitely do-able. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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